Project Medical Referent

Vacancy Number:KVID20180630-54928
Title: Project Medical Referent
Category:Health Care
Duration:6 Months (with extension)
Exp.:2018-06-30-(3 Months Ago)
Jobs no:1
Salary:As per organizational policy


Organization:INTERSOS |About INTERSOS


Education:Advanced university degree in medicine or other paramedical studies. Desirable degree in Public Heal
Work Experience:2+ Years

Advanced university degree in medicine or other paramedical studies. Desirable degree in Public Health
Minimum 2 years relevant work experience as Medical referent / coordinator / advisor in the humanitarian sector
Experience with monitoring tools and systems in the health and nutrition sectors
Proficiency in English Pashto and Dari languages is highly essential [i.e. reading writing and speaking]
Essential computer literacy (word excel and internet)
Leadership people management and development teamwork and cooperation
Strategic vision
Results and quality orientation
Behavioural flexibility
Commitment to INTERSOS principles
Understanding of humanitarian operations principles standards and best practices
Highly objective communicative with good verbal and written communications skills.
Must possess good interpersonal mediation negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
Prior experience in Southern Afghanistan (Kandahar Helmand Zabul Uruzgan)
Good report writing and proposal writing skills are desirable
Experience in trainings and capacity building / development of staff is desirable


Duties & Responsibilities

Job Purpose:

Participates in defining planning and monitoring medical activities and programs in the projects in accordance with INTERSOS protocols as well as coordinates human and material related resources needed in order to ensure the quality of care provided by INTERSOS.

Being responsible for the coordination of medical activities and resources in the mission if there is not the presence of a Medical Coordinator


Duties and Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Project Managers the Medical Coordinator and the rest of team defines implements and monitors medical activities according to INTERSOS project plans and mission strategy standards and protocols.  Participates in exploratory missions situation assessments field visits on ongoing programs (providing technical inputs and recommendations for new and ongoing interventions in the country and defining medical operational priorities when needed) and the development of the project policy annual plan budget review and project proposal and reports to donors. He also participate in the preparation and finalization of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with key stakeholders for Health and Nutrition (H&N) programmes.

In coordination with the Head of Base / Program Coordinator establish and maintain regular and collaborative relations with relevant donors local authorities partners medical actors project stakeholders and other organizations working in the target areas

Proactively participate in cluster meetings and relevant inter-sectoral coordination meetings at field level contributing to the development of guidelines standards tools and strategies

Liaise with main health stakeholders to negotiate full and safe access to implement H&N programmes

Responsible for the medical data collection analysis and reporting to INTERSOS Medical Coordination and DoPH through a correct use of internal databases and monitoring tools in order to ensure a proper monitoring of the program

Provide technical support to medical personnel in the field through self-knowledge and policies ensuring compliance with the protocols of INTERSOS medical activities

Coordinate supervise coach support and evaluate the medical team members’ performance to improve the medical components of the project and ensure compliance with INTERSOS protocols and standards

Plan and supervise in close coordination with the Project Managers the associated processes (recruitment training induction performance evaluation development and internal/external communication) of the medical staffs of the project in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required and improve staffs capabilities

Supervise an efficient management of the field pharmacy and medical equipment in collaboration with the Logistics department. Monitor consumption and preparation of medical orders to provide drugs medical materials medical devices and consumables at all circumstances and avoid stock shortage. Liaise with provincial and national health authorities for the smooth provision of supplies such as RUTF EPI materials

In close coordination with the Project Managers and clusters develop and establish internal and external functional and effective referral and coordination mechanisms at field level

Implement the health policy for international and national staff providing all prophylactic and preventive necessary measures structures and emergency plans managing any medical evacuation in order to ensure INTERSOS staff health

In coordination with HQ Medical Unit being the focal person in case of absence of the Medical Coordinator to coordinate medical activities (opening and closure of mission interim reduced activities etc…)


Report to : Head of Base / Program Coordinator

Supervises:  Medical Activity Managers

Availability:   ASAP


Submission Guideline

Documents to be submitted: CV and Motivation Letter (incomplete applications will be not considered) in addition to contact details for minimum 2 reference persons (include position and relation);
How to send the application: by e-mail to [email protected] (applications delivered by hand will be not considered);
Clearly mention the job and location that you are applying for in the subject of your e-mail!

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